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water heater shut off

Dear Sirs,

Last winter we had the warmest January in history.
However, my water pipes did freeze for about a
week in February.

If a pipe freezes and breaks, will it always
occur at a solder joint? What is the best
emergency repair? I would have to have
something to plug the end of the water pipe.

thanks, Paul [email protected]

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hi,is the coldwater pressure the same as the hot??do you have good hot water pressure elswhere?

Re: water heater shut off
serapions wrote:

Dear Sirs,

While repairing a leaky sink I had to
shut off the hot water valve on the water heater.
Now I have no hot water pressure at the sink.
I assume there is still water in the water tank.
Can I leave it this way, with the H2O valve off and
water in the tank?

The gas valve and pilot light are off.

Thanks, Paul [email protected]

The way I read this the OP is in the process of fixing a leaky sink. So they had shut off the water supply( likely the cold water shut off) to the hot water tank as well the gas supply and pilot so the hot water tank won't turn on while they are doing the repairs.

They seem to be asking it it's ok to leave the water supply shut off to the tank with the gas and pilot turned off leaving water standing in the tank. The answer would be ... yes.

Re: water heater shut off

Dear Canuk,

That is what I thought.
Also, I did watch the clip about
draining the hot water tank with a
hose and small pump>

Paul [email protected]

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